The Hamilton Tiger-Cats made a major football operations move on Saturday, extending the contracts of Senior Directors of Personnel and Co-Managers of Football Operations, Drew Allemang and Shawn Burke.
The men assumed the roles in January 2019 as part of an organization restructuring. The decision paid early dividends as the club went 15-3, the best single-season record in franchise history. The Ticats reached the Grey Cup but were upset by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Drew Allemang and Shawn Burke are relatively young and have more than a decade of personnel experience running one of the CFL’s top teams.
Allemang is in charge of Hamilton’s Canadian draft and has assembled arguably the best group of national talent in the CFL. He has been around football his entire life as the son of long-time CFL offensive lineman Marv Allemang.
Burke negotiates most of Hamilton’s contracts and takes the lead on the club’s strategy in free agency. He was born and raised in the nearby city of Guelph.
“Drew and Shawn are two very bright and diligent football executives who both have a superb work ethic,” said Chief Executive Officer of the Tiger-Cats, Scott Mitchell.
“They are also just great people who have spent their entire careers in the Tiger-Cat organization and have excelled in every role they have been in. They have done an excellent job managing the scouting and football operations departments, work extremely well with Coach Steinauer, and we are very happy to have reached an agreement with them to extend their contracts.”